Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, session 18 (2017)

Recommendations/observations on corporal punishment in the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities' concluding observations to states examined in session 18 (14 August - 1 September 2017)

Morocco

(28 August 2017, CRPD/C/MAR/CO/1 Advance unedited version, Concluding observations on initial report, paras. 16 and 17)

“The Committee is concerned about reported violence, abuse and corporal punishment against children with disabilities, including abandoned children with disabilities, in the home, alternative and day care settings, and in schools.

“The Committee recommends that the State party adopt legislation and concrete measures to ensure that children with disabilities, including abandoned children with disabilities, are adequately protected from violence, exploitation and abuse, including corporal punishment, and that perpetrators are sanctioned.”

Panama

(29 August 2017, CRPD/C/PAN/CO/1 Advance unedited version, Concluding observations on initial report, in Spanish only, paras. 22 and 23)

“El Comité está preocupado por el hecho de que la legislación no prohíbe expresamente todos los castigos corporales en el hogar, las escuelas, las guarderías, y entornos de cuidado alternativo.

“El Comité urge al Estado parte a derogar las disposiciones en el Código Civil y el Código de la Familia que otorgan a los adultos cuidadores de niños y niñas la facultad de “corregir” y sancionarlos moderadamente, y recomienda que elabore legislación prohibiendo absolutamente el castigo corporal en cualquier entorno, incluyendo el familiar y en las comunidades indígenas y afrodescendientes, y que haga todos esfuerzos necesarios para asegurar la implementación de esta legislación. ”

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